I would rather have faith in hope than in optimism

Dan Puric

b. 12.02.1959, Buzău

In the current season the actor plays in:

The Journey The Magistrate Titanic Waltz

Parts at NTB

  • Mr. Posket - "The Magistrate" by Arthur Wing Pinero, directed by Dan Tudor, 2023
  • "The Journey", a show by Dan Puric, 2023
  • Spirache - "Titanic Waltz" by Tudor Musatescu, directed by Dan Tudor, 2022
  • Zmeul Zmeilor - "Pearls, thread yourselves" by Victor Eftimiu, directed by Dan Puric, 2015
  • Semion Semionovici Podsekalnikov - "The Suicide " by Nikolai Erdman, directed by Felix Alexa, 2009
  • Ion Anapoda - "The Idol and Ion Anapoda" by G.M. Zamfirescu, directed by Ion Cojar, 2006
  • Don Quijote - „Don Quijote" after Miguel de Cervantes, own script and stage directions, 2005
  • "Dream" - One man show, own script and stage directions 2005
  • Agamiţă Dandanache - "A Lost Letter" by I.L. Caragiale, directed by Grigore Gonţa, 2003
  • Rică Venturiano - "A Stormy Night" by I.L. Caragiale, directed by Felix Alexa, 2002
  • The Government Inspector- "The Government Inspector" by Nikolai Vasilievici Gogol, directed by Serghei Cerkasski, 2002
  • Arlequin -"The Game of Love and Chance" by Pierre de Marivaux, directed by Felix Alexa, 2001
  • Eminescu - "Temper Eminescu" by Cristian Tiberiu Popescu, directed by Grigore Gonţa, 2000
  • Brânzovenescu - "A Lost Letter" by I.L. Caragiale, directed by Alexandru Tocilescu, 2000
  • The Tramp - "The Man Who Saw Death" by Victor Eftimiu, directed by Mihai Manolescu, 1997
  • Lieutenant Davis Wills - "Taking Sides" by Ronald Harwood, directed by Radu Beligan, 1996
  • Dr. Sanderson - "Harvey" by Mary Chase, directed by Tudor Mărăscu, 1994
  • Captain Jack Absolute - "The Rivals" by Richard Sheridan, directed by Horea Popescu, 1993
  • "The Game" (one man show), author and director Traian Ailenei, 1991
  • Radu - "The Children's Crusade" by Lucian Blaga, directed by Laurian Oniga, 1991
  • Euelpides - "The Birds" by Aristophanes, directed by Niky Wolcz, 1991
  • Sir Andrew Aguecheek - "The Twelfth Night" by William Shakespeare, directed by Andrei Şerban, 1991
  • Truffaldino - "Servant at Two Masters" by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Laurian Oniga, 1987

Stage Direction at the NTB

  • "Dream", 2005
  • "Don Quijote", 2005
  • "The 150", 2003
  • „Hic sunt leones", 2002
  • „Toujours l`amour", 1997
  • „Pantomimia", 1993

Activities beside NTB

Parts in Theatre:

  • "Urmuz" - one man show after  Urmuz, directed by Cătălina Buzoianu, 1992
  • Arlecchino - "The Venetian Twins" by Carlo Goldoni, directed by Vlad Mugur

Stage Direction:

  • "Made in Romania" at The European Cultural Center Bucharest, 2001
  • "The Costumes" at The Constantin Nottara Theatre, Bucharest,1999
  • "Sequences" - dance and pantomime show at The Mihai Eminescu Theatre from Botoşani

Parts in movies

  • "Broken Youth" - main role, directed by Marija Maric, Romanian-Serbian coproduction, 1991
  • Oflofski - "Orient Express", directed by Sergiu Nicolaescu, 2004
  • "A Summer with Mara", directed by George Cornea, 1988
  • "Sosesc păsările călătoare" ("Here Come the Migrant Birds"), directed by Geo Saizescu, 1984


  • The Man in Gray - "Fantastic Symphony" by Hector Berlioz, directed by Gigi Căciuleanu, Romanian National Opera from Bucharest,2006


Tours with "Don Quijote", 2006:

Berlin - Russisches Haus

London - Cadogan Hall

Paris - Espace Pierre Cardin

Bruxelles - Bozar

Madrid - Teatro Alcazar

Alcala de Henares - Teatro Cervantes

Vienna - Akzent Theater

Tours with "Dream":

Germany: Oldenburg, Frankfurt, Freiburg, Koln, Berlin

Ireland - Theatre Festival in Belfast

U.S.A. - Chicago

France:  Marseille, Paris (UNESCO Hall), Sete

Norway: Oslo

Israel: Tel Aviv (Cameri Theatre)

Ljubljana, Slovenia

Podgorica, Montenegro

Cairo, Egypt - 100 years of Romanian-Egyptian diplomatic relationships

Budapest, Katona Jozeph Theatre

The Republic of Moldova: Chişinău, "One man show" Festival

Tours with "Hic sunt leones":

China: Beijing and Qingdao, 2004

Hannover - Expo 2000

Tours with "Made in Romania":

France - Grenoble Theatre Festival

Germania - Ulm

Butrinti, Albania - The International Theatre Festival

Tours with "The Costumes":

Poland - Torun, Hungary - Budapest, Croatia - Zagreb, Switzerland - Zurich (European Theatre Festival), Bulgaria, Bosnia, Greece, France - Marseille, Germany - Hannover, Bratislava - Slovakia.

Tours with "Toujours l`amour":

Vienna, Leipzig, Budapest, Sofia, Lisbon (The last international exhibition of the century), Venice, St. Croix, Montreal, Toronto, Chicago, New York, Paris, Nice, Marseille, Madrid, El Escorial, Warsaw, Suwon Hwaseong Fortress International Festival (South Korea), London  (The Gate Festival), Sidney, Melbourne, Irkutsk, Murmansk, Trabzon, Cairo

Tours with "Pantomimia":

Lille, Gyor, Skopje, Cairo

International participations with the National Theatre of Bucharest troupe:

Paris, Milan, Edinburgh, Halein (Austria), Sao Paolo

 International participations with his pantomime shows:

Vienna, Belfast, Frankfurt, Leipzig, Jena, Oldenburg, Thun, St. Croix, Inter-Jaken, Lausanne, Novi Sad, Venetia, Pyongyang


The Institute of Theater Arts and Cinematography, Acting Department, class of 1985, University professor doctor Dem Radulescu's class

Awards and nominations

  •  The Cross of The Royal House of Romania, handed by His Majesty, King Mihai of Romania, 2009
  • Great Prize at the Monodrama Festival in Bitola, Macedonia, 2006
  • Prize of Excellence for Master of the Romanian Theatre, Ambassador of the Romanian People Spirit, using silence as universal language, awarded by Dutch Company Den Braven
  •  The "Aristizza Romanescu" Romanian Academy Award for Achievement in Theatre and Film
  •  2003 UNITER Prize for Non-verbal Theatre, 2003
  • Great Prize at the One Man Show Festival in Chişinău
  • Great Prize offered by UNESCO for Cultural Development and for Promoting the Romanian Scenic Art Abroad (means of scenic expression)
  • Great Prize offered by the "Anastasia" Foundation, 2002
  • 2000 National Order "Steaua României", Knight degree "for exceptional merits in arts and culture" ,2000
  • UNITER Prize awarded by the Romanian Department of the International Association of Theatre Critics, for the show "Toujours l'amour",1999
  • Prize for Pantomime Theatre awarded by the Romanian Department of the International Association of Theatre Critics - Theatre XXI Foundation, 1997
  • The "Constantin Tănase" Prize at the Humor Festival, for the main role in "The Man Who Saw Death"
  • Chicago Artists International Program Prize, 1996
  • Special Prize at the Second Festival of Pantomime from St. Croix- Switzerland
  • Golden Arena Prize at the International Festival from Pula - Yugoslavia for the main role in "Broken Youth"
  • First Prize at the Film Festival at Costineşti for the pantomime show "The Game", 1987
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